EMERGENCY PERMIT FOR TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE, USDA-ARS; ALBANY, CALIFORNIA

Summary

SCH Number
2019088002
Lead Agency
Toxic Substance Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
EMERGENCY PERMIT FOR TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE, USDA-ARS; ALBANY, CALIFORNIA
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/5/2019

Document Description
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), pursuant to authority granted under California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 20, Section 66270.61, has issued an Emergency Permit to USDA-ARS (EPA ID# CA6120507342) to treat hazardous waste through a controlled reaction with a chemical solution. Specifically, 2 four-liter containers of diethyl ether, a peroxide forming material, must be stabilized prior to transport to a permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facility. The hazardous waste item expired and is currently being stored on the USDA-ARS cam pus located at 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710. DTSC has determined as a safety precaution to prevent an accident or severe injury, an Emergency Permit should be issued to chemically stabilize the hazardous waste prior to transportation off,site by Clean Harbors Environmental Service (CHES).

Contact Information
Hai-Yong Kang
Department of Toxic Substances Control Permitting Division
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone : (916) 255-6522

Location

Cities
Albany
Counties
Alameda

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is necessary to prevent an emergency. Chemical stabilization of the diethyl ether is necessary prior to transportation to a permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facility to prevent accidental fire and/or explosion during transport.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019088002   PDF 315 K

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